There are several highly contagious skin parasites and once you are unfortunate enough to catch them, even your doctor won't know what to do.
You can catch these skin parasites by trying on clothing, sitting in a chair, or as one person claims from sitting across from an infected person. Fortunately at this point, they are rather rare, but none the less several thousand people nation wide are infected by them.
Generally all that's required is that an infected person is in physical contact with an item such as sitting in a chair for about ten minutes. That item could be clothing, chairs, bedding, jewelry... The skin parasite's eggs are left in the chair, bedding, clothing...
One lady became infected from a bird nest she removed from outside her window. Within hours she was itching relentlessly. It just so happened that she was to be a bride's maid in a wedding. Unsuspecting of what she had, for some reason, she exchanged dresses with her sister who was also a bride's maid. Within minutes her sister was itching.
Before either had realized that they were dealing with skin parasites, four other family members were infected because of physical contact (sitting in chairs... that the infected had used). That was six months ago, and the itching and biting continue today. Both sisters had to quit their jobs, suffered from depression, and found no relief from the medical establishment.
Another lady was cleaning an area in her basement that was infested with mice. She shook out a blanket and within hours began itching. Two days later, her husband was also itching. The itching and biting have gone on for three months. They are now afraid of giving it to their two younger children.
Another lady claimed to have been infected by sitting across from an infected person at a business meeting. He has lesions all over his face and scalp and she thought she saw tiny bugs flying from his mouth as he spoke.
It's that simple, an uninfected person sits in that same chair, wears the clothing, or uses the bedding for about ten minutes after which time itching begins. You can become infected by sitting in a seat on an airplane, a chair in your doctor's office... Within twenty four hours the relentless itching begins accompanied by biting or stinging sensations that seem to come from under the skin.
Doctors generally prescribe Lindane or Elimite--neither have any lasting impact on the parasites. Short term relief is usually from hot (nearly scalding) baths three times per day.
And what's more frightening is that the infected one's household becomes contaminated--all bedding, chairs, flooring--especially rugs... and one's car and even his/her work station before it's discovered that skin parasites are the culprit.
Accompanying the relentless itching and biting symptoms are often:
• Non healing lesions or sores.
• Fibers or filaments on skin at various non-healing sites where the skin parasites reside.
• Cotton-like balls on your body.
• Hair loss.
• Chronic fatigue.
• Brain fog.
• Hard nodules under the skin.
• Fibromyalgia or joint swelling and pain.
• Black specs on the skin and bed sheets.
• Presence of tiny strawberry spots just under the skin.
Any three or more of these symptoms are associated with the Morgellons skin parasite plus a co infection of protozoan and or Lyme disease.
Morgellons is just one of several skin parasites that reek havoc on the skin. Other skin parasites that cause similar symptoms are:
• Collembola (Spring tails)
• Strongyloides stercoralis-a nematode
Unfortunately there are no recognized diagnostic procedures for Collembola or Morgellons (the CDC is just beginning to research Morgellons). Most doctors diagnose the problem as stress, anxiety, or worse yet that you have delusions of parasitosis, folie a deux, or acarophobia.
Strongyloides stercoralis can be identified by a blood antibody test. A a laboratory in Tucker GA, Parasitic Disease Consultants performs the test--phone number 770-496-1370. But don't hold your breadth; even if it's diagnosed as strongyloides stercoralis, doctors are very unfamiliar with its treatment. Whereas they prescribe antibiotics for bacterial infections like candy, they are totally unfamiliar with the use of wormers and may not prescribe the correct one or the right dosage.
In the absence of getting any treatment from one's doctor, in desperation he/she generally goes to the internet which is where one wants to be cautious.
After having suffered for approximately two years I discovered a dietary connection. There are foods that feed skin parasites and foods that starve them. The goal is to eat the foods that starve them and stay away from the foods that feed them. The diet has kept me symptom free and healthy and yes, I've tried everything which is what my e-book entitled Soothing the Itch Within and the Diet to Control It is all about.
Suffering from skin parasites raises some important questions. How do you bathe? What skin creams or lotions provide results? How do you get skin parasites out of your bedding, furniture, rugs…? Although your doctor has no answers to these questions there are real down to earth answers to get your life back to normal.
Richard Kuhns B.S.Ch.E is the author of Soothing the Itch Within and the Diet to Control it ebook. His aim is to provide a,b,c direction for diet, bathing, disinfection techniques, and medical options to get rid of skin parasites. To find out more please visit www.SkinParasitesEbook.com. He is also author of best selling self hypnosis stress management cds at www.DStressDoc.com